June 1, 2016 by Beth - I SNIFF BOOKS blog
GIVEAWAY DETAILS ARE TOWARD THE BOTTOM OF THE POST!
Mollie Makes is a lifestyle and craft magazine for those who live creatively. Each issue contains a variety of sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, and DIY projects as well as inspiring interviews, home tours, and more! Back in November 2015 Mollie Makes surprised its readers by releasing Mollies Makes Colouring — a bookazine filled with over 60 playful and charming illustrations to color. Mollie Makes fans wanted more and their wish came true: Mollie Makes Colouring Volume 2 released in March 2016.
Mollie Makes Colouring Volume 2 has a total of 65 exclusive illustrations that are organized into five themes: Spring (20), Wanderlust (14), Sweet Things (11), Patterns (14), and Stretch Your Creativity (6). As a bonus, there are also four greetings cards (sans envelopes) to color, too!
The artistic style varies from page to page because Mollie Makes commissioned different artists for the illustrations.
Each illustration is printed on just one side of the page (100 gsm | 68# paper) so you have the freedom and luxury of using any art medium you want without having to worry about shadowing or bleed through. To be safe — especially if you choose to use alcohol-based markers like BICs or Sharpies — be sure to slide a piece of paper or card stock underneath the page while you color to prevent any ink from transferring to the next page. The reverse side of the illustration includes the theme name, title of the illustration, and the artist’s name and website.
The line thickness varies from page to page — some of the designs have delicate thin lines while others have bolder medium lines.
The illustrations also vary in intricacy — some pages have larger spaces to fill with color while other pages are made up of many components to color.
Here’s a page that I colored from the Wanderlust section. It’s titled “Through Clouds” by Anna Emilia Laitinen. I used Crayola colored pencils.
Below are interior page previews. There are four each from the Spring, Wanderlust, Sweet Things, and Patterns themes and two from the Stretch Your Creativity theme. The photos are captioned accordingly.
WHERE TO BUY MOLLIE MAKES COLOURING 2: Mollie Makes Colouring 2 landed on newsstands toward the end of March 2016. If you cannot find it locally, the bookazine is available for purchase in the brand new Mollie Makes Shop — the specific listing is right here. It is also available from the Buy Subscriptions/Immediate Media Company site right here — and the price includes shipping and handling.
WHERE TO BUY MOLLIE MAKES MAGAZINE: Mollie Makes is a UK-based magazine but it can be found on newsstands worldwide. Click here for a “where to find.” You can also subscribe to Mollie Makes right here. Mollie Makes issue 67 went on sale May 26 — click here to see a very beautiful and very generous preview of the issue!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are my own.
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The giveaway for Mollie Makes Colouring Volume 2 begins on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 12:01am EST and will end on Sunday, June 5, 2016 sometime between 1:00 pm EST – 3:00pm EST — after that, comments will be closed. **Please note there are geographic restrictions, please see the Terms & Conditions section for further details.**
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**This giveaway is open to USA/Canada residents only. I cannot always afford to pay for international shipping (I just hosted a worldwide giveaway) and this bookazine is heavy. I am sorry to my international coloring friends that there are geographic restrictions for this giveaway. I hope you can understand.
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**Prize claimed at 1:30 pm EST on Monday, June 6. Congrats to Toni M!**